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Mannytheseacow
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Zkit capacitors
07/19/22 at 06:07:28
 
I feel like I saw this somewhere but can’t find the answer now- I’m thinking of going through and upgrading all the caps in my zkit. Are there any that would have no affect if they were upgraded?
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Re: Zkit capacitors
Reply #1 - 07/20/22 at 11:44:02
 
1) It looks like you have 25th your Zkit. Did you use the Milflex copper in oil? Including the signal caps? If so, I think you are at the cleanest Zkit sound that capacitors can provide.

2) Is there a problem? Are the caps resonating(fuzzy ring) on busy passages? If so, is it coming from the Zkit?

John
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Re: Zkit capacitors
Reply #2 - 07/20/22 at 14:06:29
 
Thanks for the help John.  I did the 25th mods but only upgrading those caps that were added for the mod.

There is no major issue, as-is. I have either a bad solder joint or faulty cap on one of the 0.1uf coupling caps, which weren’t upgraded in the 25th mod. I thought I might upgrade the these coupling caps to miflex too. Then I got thinking, “while I’m in there, why not upgrade it all to miflex?”  But considering the investment I only want to replace the ones that will have any perceivable improvement.
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Re: Zkit capacitors
Reply #3 - 08/09/22 at 02:53:39
 
I upgraded the coupling caps and the 0.1 uf 600v across the 20 uf 250v caps to Miflex. Detail seems really nice but it seems like the bass disappeared. I don’t remember this significant of a bass drop out when I did the other 25th mods but I do have several hundred hours on them now… am I just needing to wait for the new miflex caps to burn in or….  
Anyone have any ideas?
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